Church-Killing, Soul-Shrinking Gossip

Do you hear it? It’s everywhere. All Christians struggle with it. All churches deal with it. It’s a ubiquitous problem. And it’s a sin. It’s called gossip.  For some reason we are prone to excuse ourselves of this sin. We think it’s no big deal. But we must remember that the tongue can be a deadly poison and a raging forest fire, causing destruction (James 3:1-12). In his book Respectable Sins Jerry Bridges defines gossip as “the spreading of unfavorable information about someone else, even if that information is true.”

This article is really helpful in understanding the danger of gossip and the reasons we are prone to this sin. May we glorify Christ with our tongues!

Blessings,

Pastor Wade

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